Doggy Day Camp FAQ 's

We hope you find the answers to all of your doggy day camp question's here. If you have a question that is not answered on this page please feel free to contact us.

Does my dog have to attend every day?
Do you accept all breeds?
Is my pet supervised during daycare?
How do I know my pet is being cared for properly?
I have a small dog, will he be safe?
What will my dog do all day?
Where does my dog go potty?
If my dog goes potty anywhere in the daycare will he do this at home?
What happens at the interview?
Do you feed my pet during daycare?
My pet has special needs. Will this cost extra?
Do you offer any discounts?
Do you offer your services to older pets?
What if my pet becomes ill during daycare?
What type of collar is required for play?
What is a "pinch to release" buckle?
Why does my dog have to wear a special collar?
What are your medical requirements?
Does my dog have to be spayed or neutered?
Do you offer overnight or extended stays?
Will my dog be put in a kennel for a sleepover at Sprockett’s?
What should I bring with my dog/s for a sleepover or extended stay at Sprockett’s?
Does anyone stay with the dogs when they are having a sleepover?

Does my dog have to attend every day?

No, you may come every day if you like. Some of our guests come three times a week or two times a week. It is up to you and your pet to decide the number of days you attend. Please let us know how many days you would like to attend during the week so we are able to accommodate your pet.
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Do you accept all breeds?

Yes, all dogs are welcome. Owners need to certify that their pet(s) have not harmed or shown aggression toward any person or other pet. If a pet shows aggression he/she may be expelled from daycare.
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Is my pet supervised during daycare?

Yes, there is one day camp staff member to every 10-15 dogs. The day camp staff member makes sure a good time is had by all.
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How do I know my pet is being cared for properly?

Our open floor concept allows complete visibility of our facility so you can be assured that your dog is having a great time.
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I have a small dog, will he be safe?

Some small dogs enjoy running with the big dogs but just in case, we have a special area for the little ones to romp with his/her smaller friends. It is up to your dog if he/she wants to play with the big or small dogs.
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What will my dog do all day?

Run! Play! Wrestle! Socialize with playmates, lounge around and talk the latest gossip with new friends!
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Where does my dog go potty?

The dogs will be taken into our outside compound for regular potty breaks throughout the day. If any of the dogs have an accident before their scheduled outside time, our staff is with the dogs at all times to immediately clean up after them.
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If my dog goes potty anywhere in the daycare will he do this at home?

No! Dogs are very good at learning they can do one behaviour in one location and another behaviour in a different location. If your pet is housetrained at home - he will remain housetrained at home. Your home does not cater to a large number of canine residents with all their attendant odours or rubber flooring. Your dog will definitely know the difference between home and daycare.
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What happens at the interview?

We take time to read your pet’s registration forms and go over any important information specific to your pet. Your pet will be assessed for suitability in the daycare enviroment.
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Do you feed my pet during daycare?

If you would like your pet to eat while at daycare you will need to supply his/her food and his/her eating schedule. There is no extra cost to feed your pet while in daycare. Your dog will be placed in a separate area during this time to ensure that none of his/her new friends try to mooch some food off of them.
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My pet has special needs. Will this cost extra?

No most medications and dietary needs will be handled at no extra cost to you. Pets with handicaps are welcome at daycare and placed in an appropriate playgroup.
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Do you offer any discounts?

We offer prepaid packages (please see our rates page) and discounts on multi family pets. We also offer an additional discount for active military personnel and members of Kilcona Park Dog Club.
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Do you offer your services to older pets?

Yes! All ages are welcome. Older or handicapped pets will be placed in appropriate playgroups.
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What if my pet becomes ill during daycare?

You will be contacted if your dog is ill and be required to pick up your pet. In the case of a serious medical emergency that requires immediate veterinary attention we will take your pet directly to our emergency vet.
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What type of collar is required for play?

Your dog's collar (or harness) must have "pinch to release" buckles.
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What is a "pinch to release" buckle?

A pinch to release buckle is found on most nylon collars. It is usually made of black plastic and consists of a "fork" and a "sleeve". To release the buckle, you squeeze the two edges of the "fork" & it will pop out of the "sleeve". This type of buckle allows our staff to quickly get the collar off your dog in an emergency.
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Why does my dog have to wear a special collar?

All dogs must wear a collar for safety purposes. In the event of an emergency, your dog would need his collar in order to vacate the facility.
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What are your medical requirements?

We require that all dogs have up-to-date Distemper, Parvovirus and Rabies vaccinations. The Bordetella vaccine is highly recommended, but is ultimately up to you and your Veterinarian. Proof of vaccinations by licensed Veterinarian is required.
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Does my dog have to be spayed or neutered?

Yes. We require that all dogs in our care are spayed or neutered to participate in daycare once they are over 8 months of age. Puppies up to 8 months of age are not required to be spayed or neutered.
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What kind of flooring do you have for the dog areas?

We use specially sealed 3/8” rubber flooring. This helps ease joints as well as cushion any activity to lessen the chance of injury due to hard flooring.
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Do you offer overnight or extended stays?

Yes, we offer overnight and extended stays.
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Will my dog be put in a kennel for a sleepover at Sprockett’s?

It is up to you, if your dog is used to sleeping in a crate at night, you should bring his/her crate along for the sleepover. If your dog is used to cuddling with you, sleeping on the floor or in their own bed, let us know and bring anything that they are used to having at night to make their stay more comfortable.
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What should I bring with my dog/s for a sleepover or extended stay at Sprockett’s?

You should bring food to cover their whole stay with us, any favorite toys/beds/blankets and if they are used to sleeping in a crate, bring their crate along. We want to keep everything as familiar as possible to make their stay with us more enjoyable.
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Does anyone stay with the dogs when they are having a sleepover?

YES! We have a staff member on site 24/7 with your pet so they are never alone while in our care.
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